A big thanks to everyone who attended our “Putting the Free in Freelance” webinar. As I mentioned last night, here’s the “Zero to Freelance in 48 Hours.” If you have a free weekend, you can have a freelance business. And, as always, let us know if you have any questions.
About Creative RelayEd Shems and Justin Perricone founded Creative Relay to help their fellow creatives. Ed's an illustrator and graphic designer and Justin is a web and graphic designer, and both have years (one of them has decades) of experience running their own freelance businesses. For a number of years they have been teaching and speaking about the business of creativity as well as organizing events, workshops and webinars for the creative community with the goal of improving outcomes for both creatives and their clients.
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Thanks to everyone who came out for our presentation last night. As promised, here is the cleaned up version of the PDF without all of the bits that don’t make any sense without me rambling on. If you have any questions, please drop me a line!
What is a creative commodity and is it a bad thing? Well, that depends where you’re trying to go in your career. I am of the opinion (shared by Jackie Goldstein who was the guest speaker for our webinar How to Avoid Becoming a Creative Commodity) that it’s vitally important […]
By Jackie Goldstein Last year I had a call from someone who was referred to me by a past client (a typical scenario for me.) She said that she wanted to meet with me because she needed a new logo. So after we set up the meeting I went online […]
I found this sign in a very small town in New Mexico called Cloudcroft, and I loved the bold, no-nonsense statement it made. EAT. No specials in the window, just a bold-faced command and each viewer certainly must pause to consider whether his/her own mother placed that word there just […]
I’ve been catching up on old Looney Tunes cartoons lately. My 5 ½ year old son has really taken to those old Warner Bros characters so the show got added to our DVR list and his grandmother bought him the Golden Collection Part 1. While I’ve never thought of myself […]
There’s much to be said about drawing the human form. In fact, there’s much artwork to be seen celebrating the beauty of the human body as well as whatever challenges the artist was trying to surmount (likeness, color, fluidity, lighting and so much more) in whatever style he or she […]
Ira Glass, host of This American Life, explains the long hard track of getting good at a creative endeavor. Simply; give it time. You have passion, you have taste. Be critical of your work until it gets to look, sound, feel like something you want to be proud of.
Beautiful typography on a sign in York, ME. The letter “R” is always my favorite glyph. It’s got straight lines, curves, and can stand up on its own (try that with a “J”). This one is especially nice: it’s strong, stout, but personable and easy to read. Photo by Justin […]